University Lecturer in Information Systems Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media Sweden

University lecturer in information systems

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Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


Description of the subject area : Information system at Uppsala University comprises the scientific study of the use and development of IT-based information systems. The entire life cycle of the systems is taken into account, as is the interaction between systems, developers, users and operations.


duties: The employment concerns teaching and research in information systems. Teaching refers to undergraduate level, advanced level and / or research level and supervision of doctoral students. The focus of the employment concerns information systems development with a particular focus on software development in Java and C #. The service provider is expected to be responsible for courses in the above-mentioned areas, but teaching outside these areas may be included. The duties include course responsibility including course development and administrative tasks at the department. The work tasks also include actively applying for external research funds, following developments in the field of own subjects and social development in general, as well as participating in the work on the internationalization of undergraduate education. At the Department of Informatics and Media there are, besides information systems, subjects human-computer interaction and media and communication science. The holder of the lecture board is expected to actively contribute to the institution's efforts to find synergies between these topics in terms of education and research


Eligibility Requirements: Qualifying to be employed as a university lecturer is the one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence, demonstrated educational skill and has the personal qualities required to fulfill the job well.


For qualifications, documented ability to teach in Swedish and English is required. Those who at the beginning of the employment only master one of these languages should be able to teach the other within two years at the latest.


Assessment criteria : In the case of selected candidates, weight will be attached to scientific and educational skills to the same extent. In addition, expertise in information and IT architecture, databases and data analytics is particularly meritorious. The employment requires both software engineering and social sciences.


In assessing scientific skill, scientific quality shall be taken into account first and foremost. The scope of research, especially in terms of depth and breadth, should be taken into account. In addition, expertise in information and IT architecture, databases and data analytics is particularly meritorious. The employment requires both software engineering and social sciences. Furthermore, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at the research level, the ability to obtain funding for research, as well as demonstrated ability to interact both internally and with the surrounding society, is considered important.


Equal care will be given to the examination of the educational skill as the scientific skill. The pedagogical skills must be well documented so that the quality can be judged. A broad experience of teaching in information systems or equivalent is important for the employment and will be given great importance. Particular emphasis is placed on documented experience in both software and social science within the given subject area as described in the assignments.


In assessing pedagogical proficiency, first and foremost, educational quality shall be taken into account. Even scope, both width and depth, should be taken into account. Furthermore, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, as well as the ability to research the importance of teaching is important. The ability to interact with higher education pedagogical issues with actors inside and outside the university is also part of the pedagogical skills.


When the university is to hire new teachers, applicants should be selected as following a qualitative overall assessment of skills and skill are deemed to be the best conditions for implementing and developing current tasks and contributing to a positive development of the business.


The recruitment team may use interviews, test lectures and referral procedures during this recruitment. The applicant should therefore provide a list of reference persons who may highlight professional skills as well as personal qualities that are relevant to the employment, such as ability to work, leadership skills and the working methods used.


Assessment criteria; Other skill: Administrative skill and leadership skills are important for the employment and will be given weight.


Administrative skills are demonstrated, inter alia, by the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work effectively and for the purpose, as well as ability to specify and maintain timeframes. Competency includes overall business planning and ability to manage resources in a way that reflects the business priorities as well as ability to work structured and based on awareness of goals and quality.


Management skills are demonstrated by the ability to lead business and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate and provide others with the conditions required to effectively reach common goals. Ability to coordinate the group as well as contribute to creating commitment, participation and job satisfaction as well as ability to handle conflicts are additional examples of skill shown.


Personal circumstances (eg parental leave) that may be considered by the applicant in favor of the merit should be stated in connection with the statement of qualifications and experience.


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Application: The full application must be submitted via Uppsala University's recruitment system and include:


  • Application letter including bill of attachments
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Accounting of scientific merits
  • List of publications
  • Accounting of educational qualifications
  • Recognition of other qualifications
  • Scientific and possible educational work that is claimed
  • A clear account of the extent of the applicant's teaching experience, expressed in number of hours.
  • List of reference persons


Instructions for designing the application


It is important that the instructions regarding the design of the application and appendices are followed to the fullest extent possible.


Any books that are not available in electronic format may be sent in triplicate separately to: Registrar, Uppsala University, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Mark the shipment with dnr UFV-PA 2017/3799


For further information:

University employment plan


Faculty of Social Sciences's Supplementary Guidelines


Information about the employment is given by Jenny Eriksson Lundström,
tel: 018-471 51 63.


W elcome your application by February 15, 2018, UFV-PA 2017/3799.


We take away recruitment and advertising offers. We only accept the application as described in the advertisement.


Location: Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media


Type of employment: Full-time, Continuous employment


Salary: Fixed salary


Number of vacancies: 1


Employment rate: 100


Location: Gotland


County: Gotland County


Country: Sweden


Trade Representative: Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Reference number : UFV-PA 2017/3799


Deadline for application: 2018-02-15

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